§ Dr. Cunningham
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish in the form of a table(a) the 543W amount of glass recycled by each west European country in 1988 and (b) the amount of glass recycled as a percentage of the total amount of glass used for packaging for each country.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 11 April 1989]: Figures for the amount of glass recycled by each western European country in 1988 will not be available until June. The amount recycled in the United Kingdom increased to 275,000 tonnes, 16 per cent. of the total amount of glass used in packaging. Figures for the amounts recycled in 1987 in western Europe are recorded in the table.
Amount recycled (thousand tonnes) Percentage of total amount of glass used for packaging Austria 85 44 Belgium 127 39 Denmark 35 32 France 646 26 West Germany 1,102 37 United Kingdom 233 13 Eire 7 8 Italy 580 38 Netherlands 320 62 Portugal 29 14 Spain 261 22 Switzerland 140 47 Turkey 34 27
Figures supplied by FEVE—the European Glass Containers Federation.